Whose Voice is it, Anyway?: A Question of Dubbing

During my time here in Spain, I've come to see many aspects of the Spanish culture, or, well, at the very least Galician culture and Spanish TV. However, there is something I've always had some issue with that is rife on TV here, so now is a good enough excuse to discuss it. Dubbing. Technically… Continue reading Whose Voice is it, Anyway?: A Question of Dubbing

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Give Me A Break, Spanish Advertising

A small impression on TV advertising here in Spain. As far as my experience has ever gone, commericals and forced adverts are all but universally abhorred across all mediums. On TV, online; perhaps excepting only the previews at a movie theatre. In the US, a half-hour programme is usually only around 20 minutes after advertisements,… Continue reading Give Me A Break, Spanish Advertising

Spooked Spanish Children – Internet Horror in the Least Likely of Places

So horror is kind of an important thing to me. I am obsessed with zombie films (a connoisseur of sorts, I would dare say), play tons of horror games (both of the board and electronic variety), read plenty of horror literature, and find a macabre delight in spooky things. I have a strange and delightful… Continue reading Spooked Spanish Children – Internet Horror in the Least Likely of Places

A Splash of Local Colour: Drinking in Galicia

In Spain, drinking has proven to be a far more protracted affair than in the United States. Bars close far later than in the U.S. equivalents, and people start drinking much earlier, but in a strange way, lighter, too. An anecdote to drop us right in and explain: With the same dining companion as before… Continue reading A Splash of Local Colour: Drinking in Galicia

The Taste of a Thousand Octopi, or, The Culinary Monopolies of Galicia: Pass Go, Collect 200 Cephalopods

Spain, the country of my current residence, is rather pointedly different than that of the United States. Consequently, various aspects of life and the average day to day are, well, different. From my short time in Lugo, Spain, there have been some rather interesting discrepancies in culinary techniques and interests that I find interesting to… Continue reading The Taste of a Thousand Octopi, or, The Culinary Monopolies of Galicia: Pass Go, Collect 200 Cephalopods

Drifting on the Winds of Orbezai

6/11/13: Made edits for grammar, spelling, and continuity. The first night in Spain was truly a wonder. Upon minutes of my arrival in Lugo, Eva (The woman whose family is graciously housing me) and her husband Antonio brought me to a sort of neighbourhood festival. The purpose currently escapes me. After being awake for 26-plus… Continue reading Drifting on the Winds of Orbezai